COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19: Nigeria secures 30million vaccine doses, awaits supplies ─Minister

*Report indicates the country has only been able to administer the COVID-19 vaccine jabs to four million people from a population of about 211 million thus far

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

With the vaccination of about four million consumers from a population of approximately 211 million thus far, the Federal Government has said that the country has paid for 30million additional COVID-19 Vaccines, and is awaiting supplies.

Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Honourable Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, disclosed this development Friday, October 15, 2021, during an interview on Bloomberg TV.

Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Honourable Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning

The Minister at the interview stated that Nigeria is awaiting delivery of 30 million Coronavirus vaccines that it ordered and paid for.

Mrs. Ahmed said: “We have paid for vaccines; the supplies are not coming.

“The donations that have been pledged to us are trickling in.

“We need to be able to find vaccines to ensure that we are able to contain the pandemic.”

Recall the Africa’s most populous country has set a target of vaccinating 70 percent of its population March this year.

However, Nigeria has only been able to administer the COVID-19 jabs to four million people from a population of about 211 million so far, according to report.

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